I'm cleaning my room at the moment... which in other words mean that I'm picking up a lot of books LOL. It's actually a good thing, because I'm looking for my copy of Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber to write my review, but so far no luck :( The good news though is that I started thinking.. and you know me, I'm full of curiosity... so I thought up of a discussion topic which is the following:
How do you review your books?
Throughout the years, while I was conversing with other bloggers or reading their posts, I've learned of some people's habits. Some jot down notes as they read, marking pages and passages. Others have to write a review immediately after they've finished the book.
Me? I don't have a time limit when it comes to reviewing a book... I can do it the same day I've finished it or two, three months later. I don't take notes or write down page numbers or stick a post-it or a bookmark to mark passages or quotes. I simply sit in front of my computer, hands on the keyboard and type away... or stare at the screen and play games till I'm done writing. Ideally, I would finish a review in one sitting, but lately, it's rarely been the case. Finally, when I'm done, I'll usually read the review once to be sure that it makes sense and if I'm lucky, I'll catch a mistake or two and then I publish. I pretty much go with the flow which is probably why I have difficulty planning a schedule and save up some reviews for the future. I do have one quirk though and that is I need to have the book I'm reviewing next to me - it's like a security blanket. I like to have it so I can check the characters names, the spelling of the town or a particular scene I want to mention. I want to be sure that if I refer to a part of the book, I get it right... which is why I'm looking for my copy of Deeply, Desperately :P
So what about you? Any habits?